Animal-assisted therapy sessions are conducted in the company of trained therapy animals, including dogs and cats, who are carefully selected for their gentle nature and affinity for human interaction. In the comforting presence of these animals, clients often experience reduced anxiety and stress levels. This calming environment provides a unique backdrop for therapy, making it easier for individuals to open up and connect with their therapist.
Animal-assisted therapy offers a range of benefits, including:
Our team of compassionate therapists is here to help you on your journey towards improved mental health and well-being.
Animal-Assisted Therapy is a therapeutic approach that incorporates trained animals, such as dogs or cats, into the therapy process to help individuals achieve emotional, mental, and physical healing.
Absolutely, AAT is highly effective with children and adolescents. The presence of therapy animals can make young clients feel more at ease and willing to engage in therapy.
Yes, there is a growing body of research that demonstrates the positive impact of Animal-Assisted Therapy. Studies have shown reduced stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced social interaction as a result of AAT.
At Bloom Well-being, we primarily use dogs known for their gentle and compassionate nature. These animals have been specifically trained to provide therapy support.
AAT involves sessions with a trained therapy animal in the presence of a qualified therapist. These animals offer comfort, emotional support, and a calming atmosphere that can facilitate open and honest therapy discussions.